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TSA's Folding Team Reaches 300th

The final countdown.

So here I am, after 35 months and 61 Folding@home posts, drawing a close to my role as Folding@home Coordinator here at TheSixthAxis. I can’t say it’s been easy, because most of the time it has probably been more laborious than it appears. It took a while to be given access to the TSA content management system and a little more convincing before I was given moderator status in the forums (to manage the Folding thread).

Anyway, I made the decision to get the team up to the top 300 (non-aggregated) Folding@home teams before throwing in the towel, so that obviously means it’s official.

Team Information

During the long 3 years of managing the Folding@home team, you’ve all helped give us a strong progression through the global rankings. Whilst we’ve lost some good folders, the team drive has still continued to grow. We’ve attracted new members on all scales, from the odd PS3 unit to WU powerhouses.

So let’s take one final look at the team statistics, comparing the first update, to the stats that were collected just before this post was submitted.

Over the past 3 years we’ve folded 78,806* work units, earning us 44,511,482 points, helping us climb 20,981 places.

Project Rank Points Work Units
Old New Old New Old New
21,281 300** 408,564 44,920,046 1,000* 79,806

* Estimated
** Excluding aggregate teams (default and Google)

Future

Just because I’m retiring from organising the Folding team for TSA doesn’t mean the team will die on its feet and you’ll stop seeing it here. I’m currently working with Peter and Alex in an effort to implement automated statistics. Once finished, you’ll see the Folding@home team stats at the bottom of the page looking a bit nicer, in addition you’ll be able to see the Top 50 members on a separate page which will hopefully be automatically updated on a monthly basis. It will also include links to official Folding@home guides from Stanford, so you can learn more about the project and configure your clients.

All of this will hopefully see team 78731 continue to climb the ranks.

As well as these automated updates, the community team has agreed to include the Folding team info on the first weekend of each month, so you’ll be able to see the progress.

As for me, I’m dedicating my time to uni work and developing Sony Fanatic‘s audience. Our Folding@home team (founded in 2009), will use the same automatic script as TSA and have the same laid back, background progression.

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10 Comments
  1. cam the man
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    You’ve done a great job over the years Jas-n and I wish you well in your uni work, cheers.
    Great to see I’ve won a badge, totally forgot about it so was a very nice surprise.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 11:56.
  2. Jas-n
    Since: Aug 2008

    Thanks, and there was only 13 comments on the last post, so everyone was a winner.Just need to drop me an email now :).

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 12:13.
  3. SilverCider
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Good look with your future projects and Uni Jas-n! If it wasn’t for these updates I (and probably many others) would have never known about the TSA folding team. It is a wonderfully spirited team for which I have taken to and competed ‘slightly’ with – and it’s all for a good cause :). If electricity was cheaper and/or I didn’t have to pay the bills whilst at Uni myself, I would love to keep investing my time and £££ in building number crunchers. Again, thanks for your time in writing these pieces and all the hard work that you’ve done in the background!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 12:33.
  4. wonkey-willy
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    ok imagine forest gump…
    multiply his stupidity tenfold….
    shave his head,give him beer…
    ok thats me!
    now using simple crayons and line drawings could someone please explain what folding at home is…
    “i’m not a smart man”

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 14:22.
  5. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    i’m going to have to start folding again.

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 14:52.
  6. Tuffcub
    On the naughty step.
    Since: Dec 2008

    Three cheers for Jas-n!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 15:50.
    • Kevatron400
      Drake, baby.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Hip hop huzzah!

      Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:45.
      • TheDeathAvenger
        Member
        Since: Forever

        Hip hip hooray!

        Comment posted on 02/05/2012 at 14:48.
  7. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Thanks Jason for keeping the team going all this time. I had to stop folding recently but wish you well in your future endeavours!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 16:24.
  8. XisTG
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    You got us to keep at it and now we’re the 300th. Thank you man!

    Comment posted on 01/05/2012 at 22:20.

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